Friday, August 20, 2010

The Clara Barton National Historical House, Glen Echo, MD

An image from the Clara Barton National Historical Site in Glen Echo, MD is the second image for the Days Of Yore: Montgomery County, MD project.

Save to foursquare The website, run by the National Park Service, has a great deal of history and interactivity with photos and tours and games.  However, nothing replaces a personal visit.  Photos and illustrations cannot convey the intensity of the red glass used in this lamp in the Red Cross Office or the red glass in the Red Cross Office windows.  Shining as a beacon and acting as an example to those who choose a life of service, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881.  Come and see where she lived and worked and take a tour!

To visit by car: 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, MD 20816
The artist recently discovered that a great-aunt of hers in the New York area, drove trucks for the American Red Cross during World War II.

1 comment:

  1. You've captured the essence of this truly remarkable house which still seems alive with Clara's spirit.